Welcome to Danbury, North Carolina!
Town Council Meetings--Town Council meetings are normally scheduled for the fourth Wednesday of every month. A tentative agenda will be posted by the Monday prior to the meeting.
The next meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, July 23, 2014, at 7:00pm, at Town Hall.
NEW BUSINESS ---
Council Meeting 6/25/14
Applicants for the open Town Council seat were interviewed. After much thoughtful discussion Steve Shelton, by unanimous vote, was selected to fill the vacancy until December of 2015. Mayor Janet Whitt administered the Oath of Office and Steve was put to work immediately. Congratulations to Steve.
1. Approved the final amended budget for the current fiscal year;
2. Refined pay practices;
3. Approved a 40 cent per hour pay increase for the Town Clerk. There has not been a pay adjustment since 2010;
4. Approved the tax rate for next year, leaving it at the current rate of 27 cents per $100 of assessed value;
5. Declared certain Town property as surplus;
6. Approved the town budget for next year at $71,540. This is a 9% increase, however, it is due to a number of long-delayed projects that will not encumber future years.
7. Approved long-arm mowing of North Mill Hill Street, Camping Island Creek Rd, and Sheep Rock Rd;
8. Approved resurfacing of Court House Circle.
American Towers LLC has applied to the Federal Communications Commission to construct a 200 foot cell tower just outside the Danbury town limits on Seven Island Road. The Town of Danbury does not currently allow towers but the applicant will likely seek a zoning amendment. This process will be public. If you have comments or concerns about this proposal, call or email Town Hall (593-2002,
). Meetings will be announced via this web site and newspaper.
All Danbury residents are encouraged to get involved in the ongoing process of county-wide comprehensive planning. Stokes County has acquired a grant to help with the cost of this important project. Data are being gathered from all communities within the county for inclusion in the plan.
A planning workshop was held in Danbury on Tuesday, April 1, 2014. It was well attended and many comments and ideas were received. Go to the special planning website http://stokes2035.com for more detail.
The Town Council frequently discusses a concern for pedestrian safety as residents and visitors go about their business on Main Street. While the design of the street is unlikely to change, we can, as motorists, change our behavior. Not only is it dangerous for people, it has also been common for pets and wildlife to be killed on the street. Everyone is being asked to obey speed limits and to be alert for people and animals crossing the street. NCDOT and law enforcement officials have been consulted as we work through this problem. Please help us out.
Planning and Zoning Board Meeting--The Planning and Zoning Board meets on an as-needed basis, there are no meetings scheduled at this time.
The Town is seeking applicants to fill a vacancy on the Danbury Planning and Zoning Board. Applicants must live within the town limits. If interested, contact Town Hall 593-2002
Recycling in Danbury-- Danbury residents who are currently receiving garbage service are encouraged to take advantage of curbside recycling. This service occurs on an every-other-week basis. Recycling information can be found at www.wasteindustries.com and www.co.stokes.nc.us.
Danbury, the county seat of Stokes County, North Carolina, is located approximately 20 miles north of Winston-Salem, NC, on highway NC 8/89. Nestled among the natural beauty of the Dan River and Hanging Rock State Park, Danbury is a great place to visit, live and work. We hope to see you soon!